Casa Tre Oci Venezia | Venice Photo Exhibition Sguardo Donna
11 Sept - 8 Dec 2015: 'Sguardo di Donna' Photo Exhibition at Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice, the world seen through the eyes of 25 great international female artists
From 11 September 2015 to 10 January 2016
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Courage, passion, spirituality, poetry and pain: this and much more in the touching 'Sguardo Di Donna' exhibition, included in the program of Venice photo exhibitions in Venice in 2015. From 11 September 2015 to 10 January 2016, the Casa dei Tre Oci will host the shots taken by 25 authors from around the world: a glimpse into the world seen from the universe of women, a means to become aware of what is around us and what is very often hidden.
Francesca Alfano Miglietti, curator of this unmissable photographic exhibition in Venice, has selected about 300 works representing particular visions of the world and dealing with key issues such as human relations, life, death, the body and the spirit, violence, the difference and, not least, the identity of each of us.
The special sets made by the great Antonio Marras will take visitors on an unusual journey through different visions, some symbolic, some idyllic and, others at times, erotic. Each photograph on display in this photo exhibition in Venice will be a starting point for a close dialogue between the subject portrayed and the viewer, an invitation to become aware of the existence of worlds unknown to us and very different from ours.
'Sguardi di donna' is one of the most original Venice photography exhibitions scheduled for2015, but who are the authors of the precious shots, the real protagonists of the event? Do we know any of them?
Diane Arbus was born in 1923 in New York to a family of Jewish origins. She started working as a photographer signing some fashion shoots which appeared in major magazines like Seventeen and Vogue. She found her true path around the late '50s, capturing bizarre' subjects such as 'Moondog the blind giant', 'Cha Cha Cha 'a well-known Mexican suffering from dwarfism and the guests of a home for the disabled.
Her innate propensity to photograph and read deeper in the soul of those so-called 'freaks', gave Arbus the nickname 'the photographer of the monsters'. The resounding success achieved thanks to her undeniable talent, ended up oppressing her so much that, in 1971 she committed suicide. On the occasion of 'Sguardi di donna', the Casa dei Tre Oci is proud to showcase some of her masterpieces.
Letizia Battaglia: a politically engaged reporter and photographer, Palermo-born Battaglia become famous all over the world in the '70s, when she began photographing the so-called Sicilian 'Years of Lead', an outright denunciation of the society of the time: famous are her shots on Mafia crimes but especially those portraying Giulio Andreotti in the company of mafia tax collectors, which were later used in courts proceedings.
In her photo shoots, Letizia Battaglia wants to tell Palermo, with its strengths and weaknesses, its traditions, the festivals, the grief and the unfolding of everyday life. Winner of numerous awards at international level, she will exhibit some of her works in the most anticipated of the year Venice photo exhibition.
Donna Ferrato: born in 1949, this extraordinary American photographer is famous worldwide for the matter portrayed in her shoots: domestic violence. On this topic she has also written a book entitled 'Living with the enemy' which received great success, sparking national debates on women's rights and sexual violence.
In 2011 she promoted the campaign 'I Am Invincible' where, through true stories and real people, she documented domestic violence on women and children. Currently engaged in writing her new book, she will be one of the stars of the exhibition 'Glimpses of woman' at the Casa dei Trei Oci di Venezia.
Bettina Rheims: born in Paris in 1952, she arrived in the world of photography in the late '70s when, attracted and intrigued by the entertainment world and the lives of artists, she decided to meet and photograph the dancers and acrobats of Pigalle.
During her career she has photographed ordinary women, models and actresses: famous are her photographs depicting Monica Bellucci in the role of Salome and Sharon Stone biting a diamond as did Eve with the forbidden fruit. Behind every shot of Bettina Rheims there is a careful study combined with important intellectual construction: do not miss the chance to see her work in one of the most anticipated photo exhibitions in Venice!
Tracey Rose: born in 1974, this eclectic South African artist, has for many years lived and carried on her activity in Johannesburg, working in photography but also performance and video installation. After completing her degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in the Faculty of Fine Arts, she became a teacher at prestigious institutions and began her career as a visual artist that enabled her to exhibit her works worldwide. The main question raised in her work concerns identity, racial, sexual and gender issues that often resemble the performance art that characterized the '60s and '70s. Do not miss the masterpieces of Tracey Rose in this great photo exhibition in Venice!
In addition to the very great artists already mentioned, others who will present their works include: Martina Bacigalupo, Shirin Neshat, Yael Bartana, Lucinda Devlin, Margaret Bourke-White, Sam Taylor Johnson, Sophie Calle, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Lisetta Carmi, Zanele Muholi, Chiara Samugheo, Tacita Dean , Donata Wenders, Giorgia Fiorio, Yoko Ono, Martha Rosler, Yelena Yemchuk, Nan Goldin, Tracey Rose, Catherine Opie and Roni Horn.
In the rich calendar of events in Venice in 2015, do not miss 'Sguardo di Donna' at the Casa dei Tre Oci Venezia; the exhibition has been designed and built by Casa Tre Oci - Giudecca Venezia, with the collaboration of the Corriere della Sera, the Foundation of the La Fenice Theatre, The 27th Time, Tendercapital and Colorificio San Marco.
This magnificent photo exhibition in Venice will be enriched with a catalogue published by Marsilio Editore, available in Italian and English.
Venice events in 2015 invite you to visit 'Sguardo di Donna', open from 11 September 2015 to 10 January 2016 at the charming Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice. By booking one of our beautiful hotels in the old town, you can visit St Mark's Square, the Rialto Bridge and other beautiful places of the most beautiful city in the world!
PHOTO SGUARDO DI DONNA EXHIBITION
LOCATION: Casa dei Tre Oci - Giudecca, Venezia
DATES: from 11 September 2015 to 10 January 2016
EXHIBITION HOURS: daily from 10am to 6pm - Closed on Tuesdays
Reduced €5 (students max 26 years, groups over 15 people and offers)
Reduced €2.50 (Youth Theatre Card holders)
Free for children under 6years of age, mobility impaired and companion, 2 people accompanying school groups and 1 person accompanying each group
Period: From 11 September 2015 to 10 January 2016
Event location: Venice
Contacts: Tickets & info at www.treoci.org